Diane Keaton says ‘nobody’ wanted Al Pacino cast in ‘The Godfather’

Diane Keaton says ‘nobody’ wanted Al Pacino cast in ‘The Godfather’

Diane Keaton revealed nobody truly wished Al Pacino to be forged within the iconic 1972 movie, “The Godfather.”

The actress, 76, stated Pacino, who later acquired an Academy Award nomination for his position, was removed from casting administrators’ first option to star as Michael Corleone within the hit gangster flick.

“No one wished Al Pacino. They didn’t need him to play that half, and I had already been forged,” Keaton instructed Leisure Tonight.

Keaton, who performed faculty instructor Kay Adams-Corleone within the movie reverse Pacino, stated it was “bizarre” she was forged earlier than the actor, on condition that the movie relies wholly round his Mafioso character.

“I had been forged earlier than Al Pacino in Godfather 1! Is that this not bizarre?” the Oscar-winning actress stated. “What would ‘The Godfather’ have been with out Al Pacino? It’s simply a kind of bizarre, uncommon issues in life.”

Diane Keaton stated Pacino was removed from casting administrators’ first option to star as Michael Corleone.Getty Photos for NeueHouse

Keaton was current throughout Pacino’s second audition execs finally “gave him the job.”

“Do you imagine that? After he had auditioned earlier than they usually didn’t need him,” she stated.

The hit movie, which later grew to become a trilogy, was primarily based on Mario Puzo’s 1969 novel of the identical identify.

Keaton admitted it was “bizarre” she was casted earlier than Pacino as a result of the movie was primarily based on his character.CBS by way of Getty Photos

And regardless of the very fact the novel topped all bestselling lists, Keaton admitted she didn’t learn it earlier than auditioning for the movie.

“I believe the kindest factor that somebody’s ever accomplished for me … is that I acquired forged to be in ‘The Godfather’ and I didn’t even learn it. I didn’t know a single factor,” Keaton instructed Folks.

“I simply was going round auditioning. I believe that was wonderful for me. After which I needed to form of learn the guide.”

Dianne Keaton stated she was current throughout Pacino’s second audition when he acquired the job.NGRE / BACKGRID

“I take into consideration how fortunate I’m. That’s what I believe. And the best way I take into consideration issues, like I auditioned for ‘The Godfather,’ not having ever learn ‘The Godfather’ or caring about ‘The Godfather’ or something, as a result of all I used to be doing was auditioning. I wanted to get work,” she defined.

“So I used to be there and so he had me come again after which he forged me after which Al Pacino.”

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